Kitchen Favorites: Cookware


Welcome to day three of our weeklong series: Kitchen Favorites.

Each day we will feature a category of kitchen items that we either use and personally recommend or that come highly reviewed from a trusted source. You can find all of these recommendations in one place on our Kitchen Resources page. 

Kitchen Favorites: Cookware

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Traditional Skillet: All Clad 12-inch Stainless Steel All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Fry Pan with Lid/Cookware, 12-Inch, Silver

All around, high quality skillet that you’ll use daily. Worth every pretty penny.

Cast Iron Skillet: Lodge Classic 12 inchLodge L10SK3ASH41B Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch

The right tool to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill. Use on stove, in the oven, or even over a camp fire. Make sure to buy a heat resistant handle with it.

Dutch Oven: Lodge 6 Qt Lodge EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red

This Dutch oven is made of cast iron with chip-resistant porcelain-enamel finish. Broil, braise, bake or roast food in the oven up to 500° F.

Sauce Pans: Stainless Steel 4 Quart AND Nonstick 2.5 Quart

Cuisinart MCP194-20 MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel 4-Quart Saucepan with CoverHaving a larger and smaller sauce pan has proven to come in handy when making a big meal.

Stock Pot: Cuisentart Chef’s Classic 12 QuartCuisinart 766-26 Chef's Classic 12-Quart Stockpot with Cover

Classic look, professional performance. The Stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food or alter flavors. Great for classic cooking techniques like slow simmers, rolling boils and reduction of liquids.

Cookware Set: Tramontina 18/10 Stainless Steel 8 piece (or All-Clad Stainless Steel 10 piece)All-Clad 401488R Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Silver

Mixing Bowls: Vollrath Economy Stainless Steel Or Pyrex Smart Essentials Mixing Bowl Set.

Vollrath Economy Mixing Bowl Set (1-1/2, 3 & 5-Quart, Stainless Steel)

Colander: RSVP International Endurance Precision Pierced 5-QuartRSVP Endurance Precision Pierced Stainless Steel 5-Quart Colander

We recommend getting a metal colander since there is often hot food coming into contact with it.

Carving Board: J.K Adams 20×14J.K. Adams 20-Inch-by-14-Inch Maple Wood Farmhouse Carving Board with Handles

I love having a quality wooden cutting board with trenches that catch any liquids.


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